June 14, 2011
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The photo with this post is of a pump in a cemetery west of the small town of Leota, Minnesota. I love these old pumps. I pumped the handle vigorously a few strokes and the water flowed. I wonder from how deep it came?
Such an image reminds me of Jesus’ conversation with a woman at a well. He had asked her to draw some water from the well. A conversation followed.
“Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.’
‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?’
Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’” (John 4:10-14)
Water is refreshing and life-giving. Jesus used the image of water to communicate the amazing effect He can have within us. Jesus desires to be a continual inner refreshment for us. What a thought!